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September 21, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(12):504-505. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430380034005

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The dispatches for the week indicate the continued progress of cholera in China, Japan and the Sandwich Islands. Cholera has appeared on the U. S. steamship Bennington while at Honolulu. The authorities on the Pacific coast are now fully aware of the necessity for vigilance, and no danger need be feared. The action of the Government is seen in the circular published in our "Public Service" column. The application of the same general practice of disinfection of fomites, or "suspicious" baggage, that has obtained on the Atlantic coast for the past five years will be followed by the same success that obtained there.

There seems no reason to doubt the character of the fatal cases at Grimsby in England, August 30 and September 3. The first case was that of a man who had been engaged in cleaning out the cholera ship used in 1893. Beyond a mere passing notice

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